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S.RES.75: A resolution condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Mark Steven Kirk, R-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 35 (22 Democrats, 1 Independent, 12 Republicans)
Introduced March 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on December 18, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Condemns Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

Calls on Iran to release the 7 imprisoned leaders, the 12 imprisoned educators, and all other prisoners held solely on account of their religion.

Calls on the President and Secretary of State, in cooperation with responsible nations, to condemn Iran's continued violation of human rights and demand the release of prisoners held solely on account of their religion.

Urges the President and Secretary to utilize all available authorities, including the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, to impose sanctions on Iranian government officials and other individuals directly responsible for serious human rights abuses, including a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 20, 2013 Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S9111-9114; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S9111-9113; text as passed Senate: CR S9113-9114)
Dec. 18, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 269.
Dec. 18, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
Dec. 18, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
March 12, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1713-1714)